India marks 10 years since Mumbai attacks; United States offers reward

US announces $5 mn bounty on anyone behind Mumbai attacks

US announces $5 mn bounty on anyone behind Mumbai attacks

Cricket icon, Sachin Tendulkar also paid tribute to victims of the awful Mumbai terror attacks that took place a decade ago, saying "we shall stand united and tall against terror". The attacks started on 26th November and lasted until 29th November 2008; at least 166 people died and more than 300 were wounded. "We will never let terrorists win, or even come close to winning!"

He condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and urged the worldwide community to call upon Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of this heinous terrorist attacks to justice.Sarna thanked the State Department for instituting a "Rewards for Justice" programme announcing a bounty for any information leading to arrest or conviction of any individual involved in planning or facilitating the attacks.

The Department of State's Rewards for Justice (RFJ) Program meanwhile said it was offering up to $5 million "for information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of any individual who committed, conspired to commit, or aided or abetted" the execution of the attack.

"We call upon all countries, particularly Pakistan, to uphold their UN Security Council obligations to implement sanctions against the terrorists responsible for this atrocity, including Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) and its affiliates", said the USA secretary of state on the tenth anniversary of the attack.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday marked the tenth anniversary of the deadly series of terrorist attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai with a pledge to bring its authors to justice.

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India blamed the attack on the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, throwing relations between the nuclear-armed neighbors into a tailspin.

This comes in the wake of the United States reiterating that the Dollars 1.3 billion in aid to Pakistan would remain suspended until the country acts against militant safe heavens inside its territory. So we must all work together to end the scourge of terrorism.

In December 2001, the Department of State designated LeT as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation and in May 2005, the United Nations added LeT to the Consolidated UN Security Council Sanctions List.

Paying tribute to those who were killed during the dastardly attack, Mumbai Police tweeted a video thanking those who stood by and defended the city. "May their memory be a blessing".

An Indian comando rappels from a helicopter during an operation at Nariman House in Mumbai.

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